Verizon boosted by FWA broadband but loses pay TV subs

US telco Verizon saw strong growth in its wireless and fixed broadband base in Q4, but continued to lose pay TV customers. Verizon grew its broadband base by about 14.6% over the same period in 2022, with growth fuelled by fixed-wireless access, where it grew its base from 884,000 last year to 1.866 million at […]

Verizon to offer Netflix and Max in combined streaming bundle

US telco provider Verizon is to offer streaming giants Netflix and Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max in a combined streaming bundle to its customers. The Netflix & Max (with ads) offering will be available from December 7 to Verizon mobile customers on the company’s myplans packages including Unlimited Welcome, Unlimited Plus or Unlimited Ultimate plans. According […]

Verizon launches +Play in bid to solve consumer subscription overload

US telco Verizon has launched a beta version of its new web-based platform +Play, which it says will take the pain out of managing multiple content subscription. Exclusive to Verizon customers, the company is attempting to drum up interest in the new platform by offering 12 months of SVOD streamer Netflix for free. Available to […]

HBO Max joins Verizon’s +play aggregation platform

 US mobile operator Verizon has announced a distribution deal with Warner Bros. Discovery to bring HBO Max to its +play aggregation platform. Revealed last month, +play promises to rival the likes of Amazon and Apple in offering an ‘entertainment hub’ to aggregate subscriptions to streaming and lifestyle services. Ahead of launch, the platform has signed […]

Verizon launches +play content aggregation platform

Verizon has announced the launch of a new ‘entertainment hub’ which will serve to aggregate subscriptions to streaming and lifestyle services. Dubbed +play, the platform will give Verizon customers a straightforward way of accessing services via a single login.  Via the platform, users will be able to subscribe to services including: Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, Discovery, […]

Bang & Olufsen launches new soundbars with Verizon

US telco Verizon has announced a partnership with Bang & Olufsen to launch soundbars with its Stream TV platform built-in.  The Android TV-powered Stream TV Soundbar (US$399.99) and Stream TV Soundbar Pro (US$999.99) provide access to Verizon’s streaming platform, which in turn enables access to streaming services like Disney+, Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime and […]

Verizon sells off Verizon Media unit at huge loss

Verizon has announced the sale of its media businesses for US$5 billion The sale includes brands Yahoo and AOL, and is a tacit admission of failure in the media and advertising world following a heavy investment in the space. Both brands are being sold to Apollo Global Management for around US$5 billion, almost half of […]

discovery+ launches in the US

Discovery has become the latest broadcaster to enter the increasingly crowded US streaming market with the launch of discovery+. Launching with the goal of becoming “the definitive product for unscripted storytelling,” discovery+ launches with the most content of any new streaming service with 55,000 episodes from 2,500 shows from brands like HGTV and Food Network. […]

Verizon and Disney renew distribution deal, add Hulu and ESPN+

Disney has renewed and expanded its US distribution deal with mobile operator Verizon. The pair first signed a deal in October 2019 that would give 4G LTE, 5G unlimited, 5G home wireless internet and Fios broadband customers a year’s free access to Disney+. In a new deal, new select Mix & Match Unlimited customers will […]

Disney+ beats Netflix in US consumer satisfaction rankings

Disney+ has topped the ranks of US streaming services for consumer satisfaction, beating streaming pioneer Netflix in the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Telecommunications report. Disney scored a satisfaction rating of 80 just six months after launch, ahead of Netflix whose score slipped 1% to 78. Disney, which reported 54.5 million subscribers for the […]

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